Little Known Facts About Native American History

Invention Of Lacrosse

Lacrosse is a popular sport today and has Native Americans to thank for its roots. It’s one of the oldest team sports in North American history. Native American lacrosse was played throughout modern day Canada, but was mostly played around the American East Coast, the Great Lakes, and the South.

When they played, the games were major events that could last several days. Anywhere from 100 to 1,000 men from opposing villages and tribes would participate. They played on open plains that were usually located between the two villages. The distance between the goals would be anywhere from 500 yards up to a whopping 6 miles apart.

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